Security

Wearable pet devices are putting human privacy at risk

The billion-dollar pet industry now has a growing market dedicated to wearable devices but new research from the University of Bristol has found these devices capture more data on the owners rather than their pets.

Engineering

Lab studies technology that communicates by touch

Imagine the panic. Fire alarms blare. Smoke fills the room, and you're left only with the sense of touch, feeling desperately along walls as you try to find the doorway.

Robotics

'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New "Robotic Skins" technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate ...

Engineering

A receiver for touch communication

Battery lifetime is an important issue in wearable devices. Ideally, they should always be ready to receive control signals without consuming a lot of power. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a zero-power receiver ...

Energy & Green Tech

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, published August 10 in the journal Chem, the authors ...

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